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Austin Gormley - Ambassador of Ireland to the Kingdom of Sweden

Austin Gormley - Copyright Phil Behan / DFA

Welcome Message

Welcome to the website of the Embassy of Ireland in Sweden.

It was a great honour and privilege to present credentials to HM King Carl XVI Gustaf on 29 October 2020 and to be formally accredited as the twentieth Ambassador of Ireland to Sweden.

I am strongly committed to further building the warm relations and friendship between Sweden and Ireland in the years ahead.  Our connections are enriched by a shared European history and perspectives as well as by common values.  A commitment to human rights, social justice and to protect the rights and dignity of the most vulnerable in the world are at the heart of these values.  Our common memberships of the European Union and United Nations underpin our cooperation and steadfast commitment to peaceful resolution of disputes and the international rules-based order – more important than ever as we deal with the spectre of war once again on our continent.

Our economic relationship with Sweden remains very strong. Trade between the two countries is valued at over €5 billion and investment flows from Swedish industry and services continue to grow. The Embassy team are working in close partnership with Enterprise Ireland, Tourism Ireland, Bord Bia and IDA Ireland to develop new opportunities for Irish companies and to protect employment during turbulent times.

Following the pandemic period I have had the pleasure of meeting active Irish community and business groups including in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Gavle and Luleå. I look forward to consolidating our cultural, sporting, education and business exchanges across Sweden in the years ahead.

I hope that you find this website and the links it contains informative and do please contact us at the Embassy if you have any queries.

We also have a Twitter account to keep you updated so please follow us on @IrishEmbSweden and @IEAmbSweden.

Le gach dea-ghuí / with best wishes,

Austin Gormley

Ambassador of Ireland / Ambasadóir na hÉireann